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Brain of a child with Menkes disease (sagittal MRI)

Sagittal MRI image of the brain of a child with Menkes disease showing prominent extra-axial cerebrospinal fluid spaces (reflecting cerebral and cerebellar atrophy), gliosis in the posterior parieto-occipital area, and prominent cerebellar folia. (Source: Datta AK, Ghosh T, Nayak K, Ghosh M. Menkes kinky hair disease: a case report. Cases J 2008;1(1):158. Creative Commons Attribution License.)

Associated Disorders

  • Distal motor neuropathy
  • Occipital horn syndrome